February 18 in Indianapolis hockey history
1948: Enio Sclisizzi scores 18 seconds into the third period to give the Capitals a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Bisons. He has two goals and an assist. Cliff Simpson also has a goal and two assists in the win.
1950: Lyall Wiseman and Don Morrison have two goals and two assists each and Rod Morrison assists on four goals as the Caps beat St. Louis 6-2. Pat Lundy also scores twice in the team’s third straight win.
1959: Pierre Brillant scores club-record six goals and adds two assists for eight points, the biggest scoring night ever in Indianapolis hockey. Don Smith has a six-point game with two goals and four assists. The Chiefs beat Toledo 10-2, setting club record for goals scored and victory margin. A crowd of 1,441 sees it at the Coliseum, but a television audience at home is watching on WTTV.
1962: Chiefs goaltender Chuck Adamson gashes his cheek in warmup. Trainer Ed Kikendall takes over – and will do so for the rest of the season. He makes 30 saves, but the Chiefs fall 5-4 to Fort Wayne despite two goals and an assist from Bill LeCaine and a goal and two assists each from Bobby Rivard and Bill Wilkes.
1989: Former Racer Reggie Thomas takes the reins of the Ice on an interim basis, but the Ice fall 5-1 in Saginaw.
1990: Bob Bassen sets the tone with a goal 53 seconds into the game at Salt Lake. Mike Peluso then scores 51 seconds into the second to make it a 4-1 game in a 6-3 win. Mike Rucinski scores twice.
1994: Rob Cimetta has a team-record five assists, but the Ice fall to Cleveland 7-6 in a shootout. He assists on goals by Rob Conn, Yves Heroux, Bobby House, Sergei Krivokrasov and Troy Murray, the latter playing his first game with the Ice. The teams went to a 10-round shotout, and Cleveland’s last five shooters scored.
2012: Kirill Lebedev has a hat trick in a 6-3 Ice win at Omaha. Sean Kuraly adds a goal and two assists. Daniil Tarasov has a goal and an assist and John Doherty scores the other goal. Matt Krug assists on two.
Happy birthday to …
Jim Wiste: Racers center from 1974-76, with 13 goals and 30 assists in 82 games. Wiste played eight pro hockey seasons from 1968-76, including 280 NHL/WHA games with the Blackhawks, Canucks, Cleveland Crusaders and Racers. Prior to his pro hockey career, he led Denver to the 1968 NCAA title. A native of Moose Jaw, Sask., he is 71.
John Reid: Ice goaltender for five games in the 1988-89 season. He was 2-2-0 with a 3.93 GAA. Reid played five minor pro seasons in the IHL (Denver, Saginaw, Indy, Kansas City), ECHL (Nashville) and Colonial Hockey League (Flint) before retiring in 1992. He was an eighth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 1985. A native of Windsor, Ont., he is 50.
Cody Reichard: Goaltender for the Ice from 2005-07 as a junior player, and then for the Fuel in 2014-15 as a professional. With the Ice, he played 58 games, with a record of 20-27-2, with three shutouts and a 3.93 GAA. He was 5-7-2 in 16 games with the Fuel with a 3.69 GAA before being traded to the Stockton Thunder midway through the season. He also played four years at Miami University from 2008-12, and has played in the ECHL (Stockton, Fort Wayne, Utah, Orlando, Indy, Evansville) and AHL (Houston/Iowa). He retired in 2016, playing his last game against the Fuel in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum for Evansville. A native of Celina, Ohio, he is 29.